CODEX SINAITICUS: The New Testament translated from the Sinaitic Manuscript
Discovered by Constantine
Copyright ©2004 Jackson H. Snyder II
1 The beginning of the gospel of Jesus Christ,
2 As it is written in Isaiah the prophet: Behold, I send my messenger before thy face, who shall prepare thy way:
3 The voice of one crying in the wilderness: Make ready the way of the Lord, make his paths straight.
4 It was John who baptized in the wilderness and preached the baptism of repentance for the remission of sins.
5 And there went out to him all the country of Judea and
all they of
6 And John was clothed with camelís hair and a girdle of leather around his loins, and he ate locusts and wild honey.
7 And he preached, saying: After me comes he that is mightier than I, the strap of whose sandals I am not worthy to stoop down and loose.
8 I have baptized you in water, but he shall baptize you in the Holy Spirit.
9 And it came to pass in those days that Jesus came from
Nazareth of Galilee and was baptized in the
10 And immediately going up out of the water he saw the heavens rent, and the Spirit like a dove coming down upon him.
11 And there was a voice from the heavens: Thou art my beloved Son, in thee I am well pleased.
12 And immediately the Spirit drives him into the wilderness.
13 And he was in the wilderness forty days tempted by Satan; and he was with the wild beasts, and the angels ministered to him.
14 But after John was delivered up, Jesus came into
15 that the time is fulfilled and the
16 And passing along by the sea of Galilee, he saw Simon and Andrew the brother of Simon throwing a net about in the sea; for they were fishers.
17 And Jesus said to them: Come after me, and I will make you become fishers of men.
18 And immediately leaving the nets they followed him.
19 And going forward a little he saw James the son of Zebedee and John his brother, who were also in the ship mending the nets.
20 And he immediately called them; and leaving their father Zebedee in the ship with the hired servants they went away after him.
21 And they entered into
22 And they were astonished at his teaching; for he taught them as having authority, and not as the scribes.
23 And immediately there was in their synagogue a man with an unclean spirit; and he cried out,
24 Saying: What have we to do with thee, Jesus the Nazarene? thou hast come to destroy us. We know thee who thou art, the Holy One of God.
25 And Jesus rebuked him: Be silent, and come out of him.
26 And the unclean spirit threw him into convulsions, and having cried out with a loud voice came out of him.
27 And all were amazed, so that they inquired one of another, saying: What means this? A new teaching according to authority: he also commands the unclean spirits, and they obey him.
28 And his fame immediately went forth everywhere into the
whole surrounding country of
29 And immediately on going out of the synagogue, they came into the house of Simon and Andrew with James and John.
30 And the mother-in-law of Simon lay ill of a fever and they immediately tell him of her.
31 And he came to her and raised her up, taking her by the hand. And the fever left her, and she ministered to them.
32 But after evening had come, when the sun went down, they brought to him all that were sick, and those possessed with demons;
33 And the whole city was collected together at the door.
34 And he cured many that were sick with various diseases, and cast out many demons, and permitted not the demons to speak, because they knew him.
35 And very early while yet night, he rose up and went out, and went away to a desert place, and there prayed.
36 And Simon and they that were with him followed after him.
37 And found him, and said to him: All seek for thee.
38 And he said to them: Let us go elsewhere to the next towns, that I may preach there also; for to this end came I forth.
39 And he went through the whole of
40 And there came to him a leper, entreating him and kneeling, saying to him: If thou wilt, thou canst make me clean.
41 And moved with pity he stretched forth his hand and touched him and said: I will; be clean.
42 And the leprosy immediately departed from him, and he was made clean.
43 And after charging him in a threatening manner, he immediately sent him forth,
44 and said to him: See that thou say nothing to any one, but go, show thyself to the priest, and offer for thy cleansing the things that Moses commanded, for a testimony to them.
45 But he went out and began to proclaim it much, and publish the matter abroad, so that he could no longer openly enter into a city, but was without in desert places; and they came to him from every quarter.
1 And entering again into
2 And many came together, so that the house could no longer contain them, nor the space about the door; and he spoke the word to them.
3 And they came bringing to him a palsied man borne by four.
4 And not being able to bring him near to him on account of the multitude, they took off the roof where he was, and digging through, they let down the bed on which the palsied man lay.
5 And Jesus seeing their faith says to the palsied man: Son, thy sins are forgiven.
6 But some of the scribes were sitting there and reasoning in their hearts:
7 Why speaks this man thus? He blasphemes: who can forgive sins but one, God?
8 And Jesus immediately perceiving by his spirit that they thus reasoned in themselves, said to them: Why reason these things in your hearts?
9 Which is easier, to say to the palsied man: Thy sins are forgiven, or to say: Rise and take up thy bed and go?
10 But that you may know that the Son of man on earth has authority to forgive sins, he says to the palsied man:
11 I say to thee, rise, take up thy bed and go to thy house.
12 And he arose and immediately taking up his bed, he went out before all, so that they all were astonished, and glorified. God, saying: Thus never saw we.
13 And he went forth again to the sea; and all the multitude came to him, and he taught them
14 And passing by he saw Levi the son of Alphaeus sitting at the customs-house, and said to him: Follow me And he rose up and followed him.
15 And it came to pass that he was reclining at table in his house, and many publicans and sinners reclined at table with Jesus and his disciples; for there were many, and there followed him,
16 also the scribes of the Pharisees. And seeing that he ate with the publicans and sinners, they said to his disciples: Why does he eat and drink with the publicans and sinners?
17 And hearing it Jesus says to them: They that are in health have no need of a physician, but they that are sick: I came not to call righteous men, but sinners.
18 And the disciples of John and the Pharisees were fasting. And they come and say to him: Why do the disciples of John and the disciples of the Pharisees fast, but thy disciples fast not?
19 And Jesus said to them: Can the sons of the bride-chamber fast while the bridegroom is with them? As long as they have the bridegroom with them, they can not fast.
20 But days will come when the bridegroom shall be taken away from them, and then shall they fast in that day.
21 No one sews a piece of unfulled cloth on an old garment: otherwise, that which fills up takes from it, the new from the old, and a worse rent is made.
22 And no one puts new wine into old bottles: otherwise, the wine bursts the bottles, and the wine and bottles are lost.
23 And it came to pass that he was going on the sabbath through the fields of grain; and his disciples began to go on the way pulling the ears of grain.
24 And the Pharisees said to him: See, why are they doing on the sabbath that which is not lawful?
25 And he said to them: Did you never read what David did, when he had need and was hungry, he and those who were with him?
26 how he entered into the house of God, in the days of Abiathar the chief priest, and ate the loaves of the presence, which it is not lawful to eat but for the priests, and gave to those also that were with him?
27 And he said to them: The sabbath was made for man, and not man for the sabbath:
28 So then the Son of man is Lord also of the sabbath.
1 And he entered again into a synagogue; and a man was there that had a withered hand;
2 And they watched him if he would cure him on the sabbath, that they might accuse him.
3 And he says to the man that had the withered hand: Rise and come into the midst.
4 And he says to them: Is it lawful on the sabbath to do good or to do evil, to save life or to kill? But they were silent.
5 And looking around on them with anger, being grieved at the hardness of their heart, he says to the man: Stretch forth the hand. And he stretched it forth, and his hand was restored to health.
6 And the Pharisees went out immediately with the Herodians, and took counsel against him, that they might destroy him.
7 And Jesus withdrew with his disciples to the sea; and a
great multitude followed from Galilee and from
8 And from Jerusalem and from Idumea and beyond the Jordan and about Tyre and Sidon, a great multitude, hearing what things he did, came to him.
9 And he spoke to his disciples that a small ship should wait upon him because of the multitude, that they might not throng him;
10 For he cured many, so that they fell upon him, that they might touch him, as many as had scourges.
11 And the unclean spirits, when they saw him, fell down before him and cried out, saying: Thou art the Son of God.
12 And he charged their minds that they should not make him known.
13 And he went up into the mountain, and called to him whom he would; and they came to him.
14 And he appointed twelve that they might be with him, and that he might send them forth to preach,
15 and to have authority to cast out the demons.
16 And he appointed the twelve; and Simon he surnamed Peter.
17 And James the son of Zebedee and John the brother of James; and these he surnamed Boanerges, which is sons of thunder;
18 And Andrew, and Philip, and Bartholomew, and Matthew, and Thomas, and James the son of Alphaeus, and Thaddaeus, and Simon the Canaanite,
19 and Judas Iscariot, who also delivered him up, and he came into a house;
20 And a multitude again came together, so that they were able not even to eat bread.
21 And his relatives hearing it came forth to take him; for they said: He is beside himself.
22 And the scribes that came down from
23 And he called them to him and spoke to them in parables: How can Satan cast out Satan?
24 And if a kingdom be divided against itself, that kingdom can not stand.
25 And if a house be divided against itself, that house can not stand.
26 And if Satan rise up against himself, he is divided; and he can not stand, but has an end.
27 But no one is able, on entering into the house of the strong man, to seize upon his instruments, unless he first bind the strong man, and then he will plunder his house.
28 Verily I say to you that all shall be forgiven the sons of men, the sins and the blasphemies, whatever things they shall blasphemously utter;
29 But whoever shall blaspheme against the Holy Spirit, has forgiveness never, but is guilty of an eternal sin.
30 Because they said: He has an unclean spirit.
31 And his mother and his brothers came, and standing without sent to him calling him.
32 And a multitude sat about him; and they said to him: Behold, thy mother, and thy brothers, and thy sisters without seek thee.
33 And he answered and said to them: Who is my mother, and who are my brothers?
34 And looking around on those sitting round about him, he says: Behold my mother and my brothers.
35 Whoever shall have done the will of God, this is my brother and sister and mother.
1 And again he began to teach by the sea. And there came together to him a very great multitude, so that he entered into a ship and sat in the sea, and the whole multitude was by the sea on the land.
2 And he taught them many things in parables, and said to them in his teaching:
3 Hear; Behold, the sower went forth to sow.
4 And it came to pass while he sowed some fell by the way, and the birds came and ate it up.
5 And other fell on the rocky place, where it had not much earth; and it immediately sprung up because it had not depth of earth;
6 And when the sun had risen, it was scorched; and because it had no root it withered.
7 And other fell among thorns, and the thorns grew up and choked it and it produced no fruit.
8 And others fell on good ground and yielded fruit, growing up and increasing, and produced to thirty and to sixty and to a hundred.
9 And he said: He that has ears to hear, let him hear.
10 And when he was alone, those about him with the twelve asked him about the parables.
11 And he said to them: To you is given the mystery of the
12 that seeing they may see and may not perceive; and hearing they may hear and not understand; lest perhaps they should turn and it; should be forgiven them.
13 And he says to them: Know you not this parable, and how will you know all parables?
14 The sower sows the word.
15 But these are they that are by the way side where the word is sown; and when they hear, Satan immediately comes and takes away the word that is sown in them.
16 And these are they in like manner that were sown on the rocky places; who when they hear the word immediately with joy receive it;
17 And yet they have no root in themselves, but endure for a time: then when affliction or persecution arises because of the word they immediately take offense.
18 And others are they that were sown over the thorns: these are they that hear the word,
19 And the cares of the age, and the deceitfulness of riches, and the desires about other things entering in choke the word, and it becomes unfruitful.
20 And they that were sown on good ground are those who hear the word and receive it, and bring forth fruit in thirties, and in sixties, and in hundreds.
21 And he said to them: Is a lamp brought that it may be put under the measure or under the bed? Is it not brought that it may be put on the lampstand?
22 For there is nothing hid, unless that it may be made manifest: nor was any thing concealed, but that it might come into open view.
23 If any one has ears to hear, let him hear.
24 And he said to them: Take heed what you hear. With what measure you measure it shall be measured to you, and more shall be given to you.
25 For he that has, to him shall be given; and he that has not, even that which he has shall be taken from him.
26 And he said: So is the
27 And should sleep and awake night and day, and the seed should spring up and grow, he knows not how.
28 The earth of its own accord brings forth fruit, first the blade, then the ear, then the full grain in the ear.
29 But when the fruit shall have presented itself, immediately he sends forth the sickle, because the harvest is ready.
30 And he said: How shall we liken the
31 It is like a grain of mustard, which, when it is sown on the earth, is less than all the seeds that are on the earth;
32 And yet when it is sown, it springs up and becomes greater than all garden-plants, and; makes great branches, so that the birds of heaven can lodge under its shadow.
33 And with many such parables spoke he the word to them, as they were able to hear;
34 But without a parable spoke he not to them; but privately he explained all things to his disciples.
35 And on that day when it was evening he says to them: Let us pass over to the other side.
36 And leaving the multitude they took him as he was in the ship, and there were also other ships with him.
37 And there came a great storm of wind, and the waves beat into the ship, so that the ship was now full.
38 And he was sleeping in the prow on the boat-cushion; and they awoke him and said to him: Teacher, carest thou not that we perish?
39 And he awoke and rebuked the wind and said to the sea: Peace be still. And the wind ceased, and there was a great calm.
40 And he said to them: Why are you so fearful? How have you no faith?
41 And they were afraid with great fear, and said one to another: Who then is this, that even the wind and the sea obey him?
1 And they came to the other side of the sea to the, country of the Gadarenes.
2 And when he had come out of the ship, immediately there met him a man from the tombs with an unclean spirit,
3 Who had his dwelling among the tombs; and not even with a chain was any one any longer able to bind him,
4 Because he had often been bound with fetters and chains, and the chains had been pulled asunder by him and the fetters had been broken; and no one was able to subdue him;
5 And always night and day among the tombs and in the mountains he was crying out and cutting himself with stones.
6 And seeing Jesus at a distance he ran and worshipped him;
7 and crying out with a loud voice, he said: What have I to do with thee, Jesus, Son of God most high? I adjure thee by God, that thou torment me not.
8 For he said to him: Unclean spirit, come out of the man.
9 And he asked him: What is thy name? And he said to him: My name is legion, for we are many.
10 And they besought him much that he would not send them out of the country.
11 But there was there near the mountain a great herd of swine feeding;
12 And they besought him, saying: Send us to the swine that we may enter into them.
13 And he permitted them. And the unclean spirits came out and entered into the swine; and the herd, about two thousand, rushed down the steep into the sea, and were choked in the sea.
14 And those who fed them fled, and told it in the city and in the country; and they came I to see what it was that had been done.
15 And they come to Jesus and see him that had the demon, sitting, clothed and in his right mind, him that had had the legion, and they were afraid.
16 And they that had seen told them how it had happened to the demon and concerning the swine.
17 And they began to beseech him to depart from their borders.
18 And as he was entering the ship, he that had been possessed with the demon besought him that he might be with him.
19 And he permitted him not, but said to him: Go to thy house to thy own, and tell them what things the Lord has done for thee, and has had mercy on thee.
20 And he went away, and began to proclaim in
21 And when Jesus had again passed over in the ship to the other side, a great multitude came together to him, and he was by the sea.
22 And there comes one of the rulers of the synagogue, named Jairus; and seeing him he falls at his feet,
23 and beseeches him much, saying: My little daughter is at the point of death, I pray that thou wouldst come and lay thy hand on her, that she may be saved and live.
24 And he went away with him; and a great multitude followed him, and they pressed upon him.
25 And a woman that had had an issue of blood for twelve years,
26 And had suffered many things under many physicians, and had spent all that she had, and was in no way benefited, but rather grew worse.
27 Hearing of the things concerning Jesus, came behind in the multitude, and touched his clothes;
28 For she said: If I may touch even his clothes, I shall be saved.
29 And immediately the fountain of her blood dried up, and she knew in her body that she was restored to health from that scourge.
30 And Jesus immediately perceiving in himself that power had gone forth from him, turned about in the multitude and said: Who touched my clothes?
31 And his disciples said to him: Seest thou the multitude thronging thee and sayest thou: Who touched me?
32 And he looked around to see her that had done this.
33 But the woman being afraid and trembling, knowing what had been done for her, came and fell before him and told him all the truth.
34 And he said to her: Daughter, thy faith has saved thee: go in peace, and be well of thy scourge.
35 While he was yet speaking there came some from the house of the ruler of the synagogue, saying: Thy daughter is dead, why trouble the Teacher further?
36 But Jesus, disregarding the word that was spoken, said to the ruler of the synagogue: Fear not, only believe.
37 And he permitted no one to follow with him but Peter, and James, and John the brother of James.
38 And they come to the house of the ruler of the synagogue; and he sees a tumult, and those who wept and bewailed much;
39 And entering in he says to them: Why make a tumult and weep? The child is not dead, but sleeps.
40 And they derided him. But he, having put them all out, takes the father of the child, and the mother, and those with him, and goes in where the child was.
41 And he took the child by the hand and said to her: Talitha kumi, which is translated: Maiden, I say to thee, arise.
42 And the maiden immediately rose up and walked; for she was twelve years old. And they were immediately astonished with great astonishment.
43 And he charged them much that no one should know this and commanded that there should be given her to eat.
1 And he went out thence, and came into his own country; and his disciples followed him.
2 And when the sabbath had come he began to teach in the synagogue; and many hearing were astonished, saying: Whence has this man these things, and what the wisdom that is given to this man? and are such mighty deeds done through his hands?
3 Is not this the carpenter, the son of Mary, and brother of James and Joses and Judah and Simon? And are not his sisters here with us? And they were offended at him.
4 And Jesus said to them: A prophet is not without honor, unless in his own country, and among his relatives, and in his own house.
5 And he was able to do no mighty work there, except that he laid his hands on a few sick persons and cured them.
6 And he wondered because of their unbelief. And he went about the villages round about teaching.
7 And he called to him the twelve, and began to send them forth two and two; and gave them authority over unclean spirits;
8 And charged them to take nothing for the journey but a staff only; no bread, no bag, no brass in the girdle,
9 But be shod with sandals: and put not on two coats.
10 And he said to them: Wherever you enter a house, there abide till you go forth thence.
11 And whatever place shall not have received you nor heard you, when you go out thence, shake off the dust that is under your feet, for a testimony against them.
12 And they went forth and preached that men should repent;
13 and they cast out many demons, and anointed with oil many sick and cured them.
14 And Herod the king heard, for his name had become known, and said: John the Baptist has risen from the dead, and for this reason the powers are active within him.
15 But others said: It is Elijah; but others said: He is a prophet like one of the prophets.
16 But Herod, when he heard, said: John whom I beheaded, he has risen.
17 For Herod himself had sent and taken John, and bound him in prison because of Herodias the wife of his brother Philip, for he had married her.
18 For John said to Herod: It is not lawful for thee to have thy brotherís wife.
19 And Herodias was angry with him, and desired to kill him, and was not able.
20 For Herod feared John, knowing him to be a righteous and holy man, and he kept him in safety, and hearing him he was much perplexed, and heard him with pleasure.
21 And a suitable time having come, when Herod on his
birthday had made a supper for his great men, and the officers of thousands,
and the first men of
22 and the daughter of the same Herodias having come in and danced, she pleased Herod and those that reclined with him at table; and the king said to the maiden: Ask of me whatever thou wilt, and I will give thee.
23 And he swore to her: Whatever thou shalt ask I will give thee to the half of my kingdom.
24 And she went out and said to her mother: What shall I ask? And she said: The head of John the Baptist.
25 And coming in immediately with haste to the king, she asked, saying: I will that thou at once give me in a dish the head of John the Baptist.
26 And the king though he became very sad, because of the oaths and; those that reclined at table with him would not reject her.
27 And the king immediately sent an executioner and ordered to bring his head.
28 And he went and beheaded him in the prison, and brought his head in a dish, and gave it to the maiden; and the maiden gave it to her mother.
29 And his disciples heard it and came and took away his corpse, and laid him in a sepulcher.
30 And the apostles came together to Jesus, and told him all things that they had done and taught.
31 And he says to them: Do you yourselves come apart to a desert place, and rest a little. For many were coming and going, and they had leisure not even to eat.
32 And they went away by ship to a desert place apart.
33 And many saw them going and knew them, and ran thither on foot from all the cities, and outwent them.
34 And coming out he saw a great multitude, and was moved with pity for them, because they were as sheep that had no shepherd, and began to teach them many things.
35 And as much time had already passed, his disciples came and said: The place is desert, and already much time is spent:
36 dismiss them, that they may go into the country and villages round about and buy for themselves what they may eat.
37 But he answered and said to them: Do you give them to eat. And they say to him: Shall we go and buy two hundred denarii worth of bread, and give them to eat?
38 But he says to them: How many loaves have you? Go, see. And having learned they say: Five and two fishes.
39 And he ordered them that all should recline by table-parties on the green grass.
40 And they reclined in oblong squares, by hundreds and by fifties.
41 And having taken the five loaves and the two fishes, he looked up to heaven and blessed; and broke the loaves, and gave to the disciples to set before them; and the two fishes he divided among all.
42 And all ate and were filled:
43 And they took up of the broken pieces twelve provision-baskets full, and of the fishes.
44 And those that had eaten the loaves were five thousand men.
45 And he immediately constrained his disciples to enter
the ship, and go before him to the other side to
46 And having sent them away he went into the mountain to pray.
47 And when evening had come, the ship was in the midst of the sea, and himself alone on the land.
48 And seeing them toiling in rowing, for the wind was against them, about the fourth watch of the night he came to them walking on the sea. And he intended to pass by them.
49 But seeing him walking on the sea they thought that it was a specter, and cried out;
50 for they all saw him and were alarmed. But he immediately talked with them, and said to them: Take courage, it is I, be not afraid.
51 And he went up to them into the ship and the wind ceased. And they were greatly astonished in themselves beyond measure.
52 For they had not learned by means of the loaves, but their heart was hardened.
53 And when they had passed over to the land they came to Gennesaret, and drew to shore.
54 And when they had come out of the ship, they immediately knew him,
55 And ran about that whole country, and began to carry the sick about in beds where they heard that he was.
56 And wherever he went into villages, or cities, or the country, they laid the sick in the markets, and besought him that they might touch even the fringe of his mantle; and as many as touched him were saved.
1 And there came together to him the Pharisees and some of
the scribes that had come from
2 And seeing some of his disciples that they ate bread with common, that is, with unwashed hands,
3 for the Pharisees and all the Jews, unless they wash their hands often, eat not. Holding the tradition of the elders;
4 And when they come from market, unless they immerse themselves, they eat not; and there are many other things that they received to hold, the immersion of cups and pitchers and brazen vessels:
5 And the Pharisees and the scribes asked him: Why walk not thy disciples according to the tradition of the elders, but eat bread with common hands?
6 And he said to them: Well did Isaiah prophesy of you hypocrites, as it is written. This people honor me with their lips, but their heart is far distant from me;
7 but in vain do they offer reverence to me, teaching teachings the commandments of men.
8 Leaving the commandment of God you hold the tradition of men.
9 And he said to them: Well do you set aside the commandment of God, that you may keep your tradition.
10 For Moses said: Honor thy father and thy mother, and: He that curses father or mother let him surely die.
11 But you say: If a man shall say to his father or mother: That, by whatever thou mightest receive aid from me, is corban, which is a gift.
12 You no longer permit him to do any thing for his father or mother,
13 Making the word of God of no effect by your tradition which you have delivered. And many things like these you do.
14 And again calling the multitude to him he said to them: Hear me, all of you, and understand.
15 There is nothing from without a man, that entering into him can defile him; but the things that proceed from a man are they that defile a man.
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17 And when he had entered the house apart from the multitude, his disciples asked him about the parable.
18 And he said to them: So even you are without understanding? Do you not perceive that nothing from without by entering into a man can defile him?
19 because it goes not into his heart, but into his belly, and is cast out into the sink, making all meats clean.
20 But he said: That which proceeds from a man, that defiles a man.
21 For from within, out of the heart of men, proceed evil thoughts, lewdness, thefts, murders,
22 Adulteries, covetousness, wicked counsels, deceit, wantonness, an evil eye, blasphemy, haughtiness, folly:
23 All these wicked things proceed from within, and defile a man.
24 But he arose and went away thence into the borders of
25 But a woman, whose little daughter had an unclean spirit, immediately heard of him, and came in and fell at his feet;
26 The woman was a Greek, a Syrophenician by nation; and she asked him to cast the demon out of her daughter.
27 And he said to her: Let the children first be filled; for it is not good to take the childrenís bread and throw it to the little dogs.
28 But she answered and said to him: Yes, Lord; and yet the little dogs under the table eat of the childrenís crumbs.
29 And he said to her: Because of this saying go, the demon has gone out of thy daughter.
30 And she went away to her house, and found the little child lying on the bed, and the demon gone out.
31 And again going forth out of the borders of
32 And they bring to him one deaf and that spoke with difficulty; and they beseech him to lay his hand on him.
33 And taking him aside from the multitude, he put his fingers into his ears, and spit, and touched his tongue.
34 and looking up to heaven he sighed, and said to him: Ephphatha, which is, Be opened.
35 And his ears were opened, and the string of his tongue was immediately loosed, and he spoke plainly.
36 And he charged them to tell no one; but as much as he charged them, the more abundantly they proclaimed it.
37 And they were exceedingly amazed, saying: He has done all things well: he makes both the deaf to hear and the dumb to speak,
1 In those days, the multitude again being great, and they having nothing to eat, he called his disciples to him and said to them:
2 I have pity on the multitude, because they have now continued with me three days, and have nothing to eat.
3 And if I send them away to their homes fasting, they will faint on the way; and some of them have come from far.
4 And his disciples answered him: Whence shall any one be able to satisfy these with bread here in the wilderness?
5 And he asked them: How many loaves have you? They said: Seven.
6 And he commanded the multitude to recline on the ground; and taking the seven loaves, he gave thanks, broke, and gave to his disciples to set before them; and they set them before the multitude.
7 And they had a few little fishes; and he blessed and set them before them.
8 And they ate and were satisfied, and took up what remained of the broken pieces, seven provision-baskets.
9 And they were about four thousand; and he sent them away.
10 And immediately entering the ship with his disciples, he came into the regions of Dalmanutha.
11 And the Pharisees came out and began to dispute with him, seeking from him a sign from heaven, tempting him.
12 And sighing deeply in his spirit, he said: Why does this generation seek for a sign? Verily I say to you: No sign shall be given to this generation.
13 And leaving them he again embarked, and went to the other side.
14 And they had forgotten to take bread, and except one loaf they had nothing with them in the ship.
15 And he charged them, saying: Take heed, beware of the leaven of the Pharisees and of the leaven of Herod.
16 And they reasoned one with another: Because we have no bread.
17 And perceiving it he said to them: Why reason because you have no bread? Do you not yet perceive, neither understand? Have you your heart yet hardened?
18 Having eyes see you not, and having ears hear you not, and do you not remember,
19 when I broke the five loaves among the five thousand, and how many traveling-baskets full of broken pieces you took up? They say to him: Twelve.
20 When the seven also among the four thousand, how many provision-baskets full of broken pieces did you take up? And they say: Seven.
21 And he said to them: Do you not yet understand?
22 And they come to
23 And taking the blind man by the hand, he brought him out of the village; and having spit on his eyes, he laid his hands on him, and asked him if he saw anything.
24 And he looked up and said: I behold men, for I perceive them as trees walking.
25 Then he again laid his hands on his eyes; and he saw clearly and was restored, and beheld all things distinctly.
26 And he sent him away to his house, saying: Go not into the village.
27 And Jesus and his disciples went forth into the villages of Caesarea Philippi; and on the way he asked his disciples, saying to them: Who do men say that I am?
28 They answered him, saying: John the Baptist, and others, Elijah, but others, One of the prophets.
29 And he asked them: But you, who say you that I am? Peter answering said to him: Thou art the Christ.
30 And he charged them to tell no one concerning him.
31 And he began to teach them that the Son of man must suffer many things, and be rejected by the elders, and the chief priests, and the scribes, and be put to death, and rise after three days.
32 And he uttered this saying plainly. And Peter took him and began to rebuke him.
33 But turning and looking on his disciples he rebuked Peter and said: Get behind me, Satan, for thou thinkest not the things of God, but the things of men.
34 And calling the multitude to him with his disciples, he said to them: Whoever will follow after me, let him deny himself and take up his cross, and follow me.
35 For whoever will save his life shall lose it; but whoever shall lose his life for my sake and the gospelís, shall save it.
36 For what shall it profit a man to gain the whole world and to lose his life?
37 For what would a man give as a ransom for his life?
38 For whoever shall have been ashamed of me and of my words in this adulterous and sinful generation, the Son of man shall also be ashamed of him, when, he shall come in the glory of his Father with the holy angels.
1 And he said to them: Verily I say to you that there are
some of those standing here, who shall not taste of death, till they see the
2 And after six days Jesus took with him Peter, and James, and John, and led them up into a high mountain apart by themselves; and he was transfigured before them;
3 And his clothing became shining, very white, as no fuller on earth can whiten.
4 And there appeared to them Elijah with Moses; and they were conversing with Jesus.
5 And Peter answering said to Jesus: Rabbi, it is good that we are here, and let us make three tents, one for thee, and one for Moses, and one for Elijah.
6 For he knew not what he should answer; for they were greatly afraid.
7 And there came a cloud overshadowing them; and there came a voice from the cloud: This is my beloved Son, hear him.
8 And suddenly looking around they no longer saw any one but Jesus alone with themselves.
9 And as they were coming down from the mountain, he charged them that they should tell no one what things they had seen, unless when the Son of man should have risen from the dead.
10 And they kept the saying among themselves, inquiring what to rise from the dead is.
11 And they asked him, saying: Why say the Pharisees and the scribes that Elijah must first come?
12 And he said to them: Elijah coming first restores all things. And how is it written of the Son of man? that he must suffer many things, and be set at naught.
13 But I say to you that Elijah also has come, and they have done to him what things they wished, as it is written of him.
14 And coming to the disciples, they saw a great multitude about them, and scribes disputing with them.
15 And immediately all the multitude seeing him were greatly amazed, and running to him saluted him.
16 And he asked them: Why are you disputing with them?
17 And one from the multitude answered him: Teacher, I brought to thee my son that has a dumb spirit.
18 And wherever he seizes him he throws him down; and he foams and gnashes with his teeth and pines away; and I spoke to thy disciples that they would cast him out, and they were not able.
19 And he answered and said to them: O faithless generation, how long shall I be with you? how long shall I bear with you? Bring him to me.
20 And they brought him to him. And when he saw him, the spirit immediately threw him into convulsions, and he fell upon the ground, and rolled foaming.
21 And he asked his father: How long is it since this came on him? He replied: From a child;
22 And he has often thrown him into the fire and into the water, to destroy him; but if in any way thou canst, have pity on us and help us.
23 But Jesus said to him: What is this ďIf thou canstĒ? All things are possible to him that believes.
24 The father of the child immediately crying out said: I believe; help thou my unbelief.
25 But Jesus, seeing that the multitude was running together, rebuked the unclean spirit, saying to him: Dumb and deaf spirit, I charge thee, come out of him, and enter no more into him.
26 And after crying out and throwing him into strong convulsions he came out; and he became like one dead, so that many said: He is dead.
27 But Jesus took him by the hand and lifted him up, and he arose.
28 And when he came into the house, his disciples asked him privately: Why were we not able to cast him out?
29 And he said to them: This kind can come out by nothing but by prayer.
30 And going out thence they passed along through
31 For he taught his disciples and said to them that the Son of man is to be delivered into the hands of men, and they will kill him, and when he has been killed he will rise after three days.
32 But they understood not the saying, and were afraid to ask him.
33 And they came into
34 But they were silent; for they had disputed one with another on the way who was greatest.
35 And he sat down and called the twelve, and said to them: If any one will be first, he shall be last of all and minister of all.
36 And he took a little child and set him in the midst of them, and took him in his arms and said to them:
37 Whoever shall receive one of these little children in my name, receives me; and whoever shall receive me, receives not me, but him that sent me.
38 John said to him: Teacher, we saw one casting out demons in thy name, and he follows not us; and we forbade him, because he follows not us.
39 But Jesus said: Forbid him not; for there is no one who shall do a mighty deed in my name, and be able hastily to speak evil of me;
40 For he that is not against us, is for us.
41 For whoever shall give you a cup of water to drink in my name, because you are Christís, verily I say to you, he shall not lose his reward.
42 And whoever shall offend one of these little ones that believe, it were better for him if an upper millstone were hung about his neck, and he were thrown into the sea.
43 And if thy hand offend thee, cut it off: it is better for thee to enter into life maimed, than having two hands to go away into hell, into the unquenchable fire.
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45 And if thy foot offend thee, cut it off: it is better for thee to enter into life lame, than having two feet to be thrown into hell.
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47 And if thy eye offend thee, pull it out: it is better
for thee to enter into the
48 Where their worm dies not and the fire is not quenched.
49 For every one shall be salted with fire.
50 Salt is good; but if the salt become saltless, by what means will you season it? Have salt in yourselves, and be at peace one with another.
1 And rising up he came thence into the borders of Judea
and beyond the
2 And the Pharisees came and asked him if it is lawful for a man to put away his wife, tempting him.
3 But answering he said to them: What did Moses command you?
4 They replied: Moses permitted to write a bill of divorce and put her away.
5 But Jesus said to them: Because of the hardness of your heart he wrote for you this commandment.
6 But from the beginning of creation, male and female made he them;
7 For this cause shall a man leave his father and his mother,
8 And the two shall be one flesh: so no longer are they two, but one flesh.
9 What therefore God has joined together, let not man put asunder.
10 And in the house the disciples again asked him about this matter.
11 And he said to them: Whoever puts away his wife and marries another commits adultery against her;
12 And if she puts away her husband and marries another, she commits adultery.
13 And they brought to him little children that he might touch them. But the disciples rebuked those that brought them.
14 And Jesus seeing it was displeased, and said to them:
Let the little children come to me; forbid them not; for to such belongs the
15 Verily I say to you: Whoever shall not receive the
16 And he took them in his arms and blessed them much, putting his hands upon them.
17 And as he went forth into the road, one ran to him, and kneeling to him asked him: Good teacher, what shall I do that I may inherit eternal life?
18 But Jesus said to him: Why callest thou me good? None is good but one, God.
19 Thou knowest the commandments: Thou shalt not commit adultery, Thou shalt not kill, Thou shalt not steal, Thou shalt not bear false testimony. Thou shalt not defraud, Honor thy father and thy mother.
20 And he said to him: Teacher, all these have I kept from my youth.
21 And Jesus looking upon him loved him, and said to him: One thing thou lackest: go, sell whatever thou hast, and give to the poor, and thou shalt have treasure in heaven, and come follow me.
22 But becoming sad at that saying he went away sorrowful; for he had great possessions.
23 And looking around, Jesus says to his disciples: How
hardly shall they that have riches enter into the
24 And the disciples were amazed at his words. But Jesus
again answering says to them: Children, how hard it is to enter into the
25 it is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a
needle, than for a rich man to enter into the
26 But they were more amazed, saying among themselves: Who then can be saved?
27 Looking on them, Jesus says: With men, impossible, but not with God; for all things are possible with God.
28 Peter began to say to him: Behold, we have left all things and followed thee.
29 Jesus replied: Verily I say to you, there is no one that has left house, or brothers, or sisters, or mother, or father, or children, or lands, for my sake and for the sake of the gospel,
30 But he shall receive a hundred fold now at this time, houses, and brothers, and sisters, and mothers, and children, and land with persecutions, and in the age to come eternal life.
31 But many first shall be last, and last first.
32 And they were in the road going up to
33 Behold, we are going up to
34 And they shall mock him, and spit upon him, and scourge him, and put him to death, and after three days he shall rise.
35 And there came to him James and John, the sons of Zebedee, saying to him: Teacher, we wish that thou wouldst do for us whatever we ask of thee.
36 And he said to them: What will you that I should do for you?
37 And they said to him: Grant to us that we may sit, one on thy right hand and the other on thy left, in thy glory.
38 But Jesus said to them: You know not what you ask. Are you able to drink the cup that I drink, or be baptized with the baptism with which I am baptized?
39 They said to him: We are able. Jesus said to them: The cup that I drink you shall drink, and with the baptism with which I am baptized you shall be baptized;
40 but to sit on my right hand or on my left is not mine to give, but it shall be given to those for whom it has been prepared.
41 And when the ten heard they began to be displeased with James and John.
42 And calling them to him, Jesus says to them: You know that those who are accounted to rule the Gentiles exercise lordship over them, and their great men exercise authority over them.
43 Not so however is it among you; but whoever will become great among you, shall be your minister,
44 And whoever of you will become first, shall be servant of all.
45 For the Son of man came not to be ministered to, but to minister, and to give his life a ransom for many.
46 And they come to
47 And hearing that it was Jesus the Nazarene, he began to cry out and say: Son of David, Jesus, have mercy on me.
48 And many rebuked him that he should be silent; but he cried much more: Son of David, have mercy on me.
49 And Jesus stood and said: Call him. And they called the blind man, saying to him: Take courage, rise, he calls thee.
50 And throwing aside the mantle, he sprang up and came to Jesus.
51 And answering him, Jesus said: What wilt thou that I shall do for thee? And the blind man said to him: Rabboni, that I may receive sight.
52 Jesus said to him: Go, thy faith has saved thee. And he immediately received sight, and followed him in the way.
1 And when they drew near to Jerusalem, and to Bethany at the mount of Olives, he sent two of his disciples
2 And said to them: Go into the village that is opposite to you, and, immediately on entering it, you shall find a colt tied, on which no man has ever yet sat: loose and bring him.
3 And if any one say to you: Why do you this? say: The Lord has need of him, and he will immediately send him hither again.
4 And they went and found the colt tied at the door without at the turn of the street, and they loosed him.
5 And some of those standing there said to them: What do you loosing the colt?
6 And they answered them as Jesusí had said; and they gave them permission.
7 And they brought the colt to Jesus, and threw their clothes upon him, and he sat on him.
8 And many spread their mantles in the road, but others, bundles of straw, having cut them from the fields.
9 And those that went before, and those that followed, cried: Hosanna, blessed is he that comes in the name of the Lord:
10 blessed is the coming kingdom of our father David: Hosanna in the highest.
11 And he went into Jerusalem into the temple; and having looked around on all things, the hour being now late, he went out to Bethany with the twelve.
12 And, on the morrow, as they came out from Bethany, he was hungry.
13 And seeing a fig-tree at a distance having leaves, he came if perhaps he might find anything on it; and when he came to it he found nothing but leaves; for it was not the season for figs.
14 And answering he said to it: No more for ever may any one eat fruit from thee. And his disciples heard him.
15 And they came to Jerusalem. And entering into the temple he began to drive out those that sold and those that bought in the temple, and he overturned the tables of the money-changers, and the seats of those that sold doves,
16 And permitted no one to carry a vessel through the temple;
17 and taught and said to them: Is it not written that my house shall be called a house of prayer for all nations? But you have made it a den of robbers.
18 And the chief priests and the scribes heard, and sought how they might destroy him; for they feared him, for all the multitude were astonished at his teaching.
19 And when it became late he went forth out of the city.
20 And as they passed by in the morning they saw the fig-tree withered from the roots.
21 And Peter calling it to mind said to him: Rabbi, See, the fig-tree that thou cursedst has withered.
22 And Jesus answered and said to them: Have faith in God.
23 Verily I say to you that whoever shall say to this mountain: Be taken up and thrown into the sea, and shall not doubt in his heart, but shall believe that what he says shall take place, it shall be done for him.
24 Wherefore I say to you, all things whatever you pray for and ask, believe that you receive, and you shall have them.
25 And when you stand praying, forgive if you have any thing against any one, that your Father who is in the heavens may forgive you your offenses.
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27 And they came again into Jerusalem. And as he was walking in the temple, there came to him the chief priests and the scribes and the elders,
28 and said to him: By what authority doest thou these things? Or who gave thee this authority that thou shouldst do these things?
29 But Jesus said to them: I will ask you one word, and answer me, and I will tell you by what authority I do these, things.
30 The baptism of John, was it of heaven or of men? Answer me.
31 And they reasoned among themselves, saying: If we say: Of heaven, he will reply: Why then did you not believe him?
32 but shall we say: Of men, they feared the people; for all held John that he was a prophet indeed.
33 And they answered Jesus and said: We know not. And Jesus said to them: Neither tell I you by what authority I do these things.
1 And he began to speak to them in parables. A man planted a vineyard, and put a hedge about it, and dug an under winevat and built a tower, and let it out to vinedressers and went into another country.
2 And at the time he sent to the vinedressers a servant, that he might receive from the vinedressers of the fruits of the vineyard.
3 And they took him and scourged him, and sent him away empty.
4 And again he sent to them another servant; and they wounded him in the head and dishonored him.
5 And he sent another; and him they killed, and many others, scourging some, and killing some.
6 Yet one had he, a son beloved: he sent him to them last, saying: They will reverence my son.
7 But those vinedressers said among themselves: This is the heir: come, let us kill him, and the inheritance shall be ours.
8 And they took him and killed him, and cast him out of the vineyard.
9 What will the lord of the vineyard do? He will come and destroy the vinedressers, and give the vineyard to others.
10 Have you not read this scripture? A stone that the builders rejected, this became the head of the corner:
11 this was from the Lord, and it is wondrous in our eyes?
12 And they sought to lay hold on him and feared the multitude: for they knew that he had Spoken the parable against them. And leaving him they went away.
13 And they send to him some of the Pharisees and of the Herodians, that they may entrap him in a word.
14 And they come and say to him: Teacher, we know that thou art true, and thou carest for no one; for thou lookest not on the person of men, but teachest the way of God in truth. Is it lawful to give tribute to Caesar or not? Must we give or not give?
15 But he, perceiving their hypocrisy, said to them: Why tempt me? Bring me a denarius that I may see it.
16 They brought it. And he said to them: Whose image is this, and the superscription? They said to him: Caesarís.
17 And Jesus said to them: Return to Caesar the things that are Caesarís, and to God the things that are Godís. And they were astonished at him.
18 And the Sadducees, who say that there is no resurrection, came to him, and questioned him, saying:
19 Teacher, Moses wrote for us that, if any oneís brother die, and leave a wife, and leave no child, his brother shall take his wife, and raise up offspring for his brother.
20 There were seven brothers; and the first took a wife, and dying left no offspring.
21 And the second took her, and died leaving no offspring; and the third in like manner;
22 and the seven left no offspring. Last of all the woman also died.
23 In the resurrection, when they rise, of which of them shall she be the wife? For the seven had her as a wife.
24 Jesus said to them: Do you not therefore err, not knowing the scriptures, nor the power of God?
25 For when they rise from the dead, they neither marry nor are given in marriage, but are as angels in the heavens.
26 But concerning the dead, that they do rise. Have you not read in the book of Moses, at the Bush, how God spoke to him, saying: I am the God of Abraham and the God of Isaac and the God of Jacob?
27 He is not the God of the dead, but of the living. You greatly err.
28 And one of the scribes came forward as he had heard them disputing, and seeing that he had answered them well, he asked him: Which is the first commandment of all?
29 Jesus answered him: The first is: Hear, O Israel, the Lord our God is one Lord;
30 and thou shalt love the Lord thy God with thy whole heart, and with thy whole soul, and with thy whole mind, and with thy whole strength.
31 The second is this: Thou shalt love thy neighbor as thyself. There is no other commandment greater than these.
32 And the scribe said to him: Teacher, in truth hast thou well said that there is One, and there is no other beside him.
33 And to love him with the whole heart, and with the whole understanding, and with the whole strength, and to love oneís neighbor as himself is more than all whole burnt-offerings and sacrifices.
34 And Jesus, seeing him that he had answered with understanding, said to him: Not far art thou from the kingdom of God. And no one any more ventured to ask him a question.
35 And Jesus answered and said, while teaching in the temple: How say the scribes that Christ is the son of David?
36 David himself said in the Holy Spirit: The Lord said to my Lord: Sit at my right hand till I make thy enemies thy footstool.
37 David himself calls him Lord; and whence is he his son? And the great multitude heard him with pleasure.
38 And in his teaching he said; Beware of the scribes, who delight to walk about in robes, and love salutations in the markets,
39 And the first seats in the synagogues, and the first reclining places at suppers:
40 Who eat up widowís houses and for a pretext make long prayers: these shall receive greater condemnation.
41 And as he sat opposite the treasury, he was observing how the multitude threw money into the treasury; and many rich men threw in much;
42 And there came one poor widow and threw in two mites, which make a farthing.
43 And calling his disciples to him, he said to them: Verily I say to you that this poor widow has thrown in more than all that are throwing into the treasury;
44 For all have thrown in out of their abundance; but she out of her poverty has thrown in all that she had, her whole living.
1 And as he was going out of the temple, one of his disciples said to him: Teacher, see what manner of stones, and what manner of buildings.
2 And Jesus said to him: Seest thou these great buildings? There shall not be left a stone upon a stone that shall not be thrown down.
3 And as he sat upon the mount of Olives opposite to the temple. Peter and James and John and Andrew asked him privately:
4 Tell us, when shall these things be? And what the sign when all these things shall be accomplished?
5 And Jesus began to say to them: See that no one deceive you.
6 Many shall come in my name, saying: I am he, and shall deceive many.
7 But when you hear of wars and rumors of wars, be not troubled: they must take place, but not yet the end.
8 For nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom: there shall be earthquakes in various places, there shall be famines.
9 These are the beginning of pains. But see you to yourselves: they shall deliver you up to councils, and in synagogues you shall be beaten, and before governors and kings shall you stand for my sake, for a testimony to them.
10 And among all nations shall the gospel first be preached.
11 And when they lead you delivering you up, be not anxious beforehand what you shall speak; but whatever shall be given you in that hour, this speak; for you are not the speakers, but the Holy Spirit.
12 And brother shall deliver up brother to death, and the father the child, and children shall rise up against parents and cause them to be put to death.
13 And you shall be hated by all because of my name; but he that endures to the end, he shall be saved.
14 But when you see the abomination of desolation standing where it ought not (let the reader understand), then let those in Judea flee to the mountains:
15 And he that is on the housetop let him not come down nor go in to take any thing from his house:
16 And he that is in the field let him not turn back to take his mantle.
17 But alas for them that are with child, and them that give suck in those days.
18 But pray that it may not take place in winter.
19 For those days shall be affliction, such as has not been from the beginning of the creation, which God created, till now, and shall not be.
20 And unless the Lord had shortened the days, no flesh would have been saved; but because of the elect whom he has chosen he has shortened the days.
21 And then, if any one say to you: Lo, here is Christ, lo there; believe not.
22 But false Christs, and false prophets shall arise, and shall do signs and wonders in order to deceive, if possible, the elect.
23 But do you beware: I have told you all things beforehand.
24 But in those days after that affliction the sun shall be darkened, and the moon shall not give her light,
25 And the stars shall fall from heaven, and the powers which are in the heavens shall be shaken.
26 And then shall they see the Son of man coming in clouds with great power and glory.
27 And then shall he send the angels and gather the elect from the four winds, from the end of earth to the end of heaven.
28 But learn the parable from the fig-tree. When its branch has now become tender and put forth leaves, you know that summer is near:
29 So also you, when you see these things taking place, know that it is near, at the doors.
30 Verily I say to you that this generation shall not pass away, till all these things shall have been accomplished.
31 Heaven and earth shall pass away, but my words shall not pass away.
32 But of that day or the hour no one knows, neither the angels in heaven, nor the Son, but the Father.
33 Beware, watch; for you know not when the time is.
34 As a man, going to another country, left his house, and gave to his servants authority, to each one his work, and commanded the doorkeeper to watch.
35 Watch therefore; for you know not when the lord of the house comes, whether in the evening, or at midnight, or at cock-crowing, or in the morning:
36 Lest coming suddenly he find you sleeping.
37 But what I say to you, I say to all. Watch.
1 But after two days came the passover and the unleavened bread; and the chief priests and the scribes sought how they might take him by craft and put him to death;
2 For they said: Not on the feast, lest there be a tumult of the people.
3 And while he was in Bethany in the house of Simon the leper, as he reclined at table there came a woman having an alabaster box of ointment of pure spikenard, very costly: after breaking the box she poured it on his head.
4 But some expressed displeasure among themselves: Why was this waste of the ointment made?
5 For this ointment could have been sold for more than three hundred denarii and given to the poor; and they murmured against her.
6 But Jesus said: Let her alone: why give her trouble? a good work has she wrought on me.
7 For the poor you have always with you, and when you will you can do them good; but me you have not always.
8 What she could she has done: she has come beforehand to anoint my body for the burial.
9 And verily I say to you, wherever the gospel shall be preached in the whole world, this also that she has done shall be told for a memorial of her.
10 And Judas Iscariot, who was one of the twelve, went away to the chief priests that he might deliver him up to them.
11 And when they heard it they were glad, and promised to give him money; and he sought how he might conveniently deliver him up.
12 And on the first day of unleavened bread, when they killed the passover, his disciples say to him: Where wilt thou that we go and make ready that thou mayest eat the passover?
13 And he sends two of his disciples and says to them: Go into the city, and there shall meet you a man carrying a pitcher of water; follow him,
14 and wherever he enters, say to the master of the house that the Teacher says: Where is my guest-chamber where I may eat the passover with my disciples?
15 And he will show you a large upper room furnished, ready: there prepare for us.
16 And the disciples went out, and came into the city, and found as he had said to them, and made ready the passover.
17 And when it was evening he comes with the twelve.
18 And as they reclined at table and ate, Jesus said: Verily I say to you that one of you shall deliver me up, he that eats with me.
19 They began to be sad and to say to him one by one: Is it I?
20 But he said to them: one of the twelve, he that dips with me into the dish.
21 For the Son of man goes, as it is written of him; but alas for that man by whom the Son of man is delivered up: good were it for that man if he had not been born.
22 And as they ate, having taken bread and blessed, he broke and gave to them and said: Take: this is my body.
23 And having taken the cup and given thanks, he gave to them; and they all drank of it.
24 And he said to them: This is my blood of the covenant, which is poured out for many.
25 Verily I say to you that I will no more drink of the fruit of the vine, till that day when I drink it new in the kingdom of God.
26 And they sung a hymn and went out into the mount of Olives.
27 And Jesus says to them: You all shall be offended; for it is written: I will smite the shepherd, and the sheep shall be scattered.
28 But after I have risen I will go before you into Galilee.
29 But Peter said to him: Though all should be offended, yet not I.
30 And Jesus says to him: Verily I say to thee that thou, this day, on this night, before a cock shall have crowed twice, thou shalt deny me three times.
31 But he said with vehemence: Though it should be necessary for me to die with thee, I will in no way deny thee. And in like manner also said they all.
32 And they come to a place, the name of which is
33 And he took with him Peter and James and John, and began to be greatly amazed and in anguish,
34 And said to them: My soul is encompassed with sorrow even to death: remain here and watch.
35 And going forward a little he fell on the ground, and prayed that if it was possible the hour might pass away from him;
36 And he said: Abba, Father, all things are possible for thee; remove this cup from me: yet not what I will, but what thou.
37 And he comes and finds them sleeping, and says to Peter: Simon, sleepest thou? hadst thou not strength to watch one hour?
38 Watch and pray, lest you enter into I temptation. The spirit indeed is willing, but the flesh is weak.
39 And again he went away and prayed, saying the same word.
40 And he returned and found them sleeping again; for their eyes were heavy; and they knew not what they should answer him.
41 And he comes the third time and says to them: Sleep the remaining time, and rest; it is enough; the hour has come: behold, the Son of man is delivered into the hands of sinners.
42 Rise, let us go: behold, he that delivers me up is at hand.
43 And immediately while he was yet speaking, comes Judas Iscariot, one of the twelve, and with him a multitude with swords and clubs, from the chief priests and the scribes and elders.
44 But he that delivered him up had given them a sign, saying: Whomever I shall kiss, he it is: hold him fast, and lead him away securely.
45 And when he had come he immediately came forward and said to him: Rabbi, and kissed him;
46 And they laid hands on him and held him fast.
47 But some one of those standing by drew a sword, and smote the servant of the chief priest, and cut off his ear.
48 And Jesus answered and said to them: As against a robber you have come out with swords and clubs to take me.
49 Daily was I with you in the temple teaching, and you did not lay hold on me; but that the scriptures might be fulfilled.
50 And all left him and fled.
51 And one, a young man, followed him, having a linen cloth thrown around his naked body; and they laid hold of him;
52 But he left the linen cloth and fled naked.
53 And they led Jesus away to the chief priests; and all the chief priests and the elders and the scribes came together.
54 And Peter followed him at a distance, till within the court of the chief priests; and he was sitting with the attendants, and warming himself at the fire.
55 And the chief priests and the whole Sanhedrim sought testimony against Jesus, to put him to death, and found none;
56 For many testified falsely against him, and their testimony did not agree.
57 And some arose and testified falsely against him, saying:
58 We heard him say that I will destroy this temple that is made with hands, and in three days build another made without hands.
59 And not even thus did their testimony agree.
60 And the chief priest arose in the midst and asked Jesus, saying: Answerest thou nothing? What do these testify against thee?
61 But he was silent and answered nothing. Again the chief priest asked him and said to him: Art thou the Christ, the Son of the Blessed?
62 And Jesus said: I am; and you shall see the Son of man sitting on the right hand of Power, and coming with the clouds of heaven.
63 And the chief priest rent his clothes and said: What further need have we of witnesses?
64 You have heard the blasphemy: what think you? And they all condemned him to be worthy of death.
65 And some began to spit upon him, and to cover his face, and to strike him with the fist, and say to him: Prophesy; and the attendants, striking him with the open hand, took him into custody.
66 And while Peter was below in the court, there came one of the maidservants of the chief priest,
67 And seeing Peter warming himself, she looked on him and said: Thou also wast with Jesus the Nazarene.
68 But he denied, saying: I neither know nor understand what thou sayest. And he went forth without into the entrance, and a cock crew.
69 And the maidservant saw him and began again to say to those standing by: This man is of them.
70 But he again denied. And after a little while again they that stood by said to Peter: Truly thou art of them; for thou art a Galilean.
71 But he began to call down curses on himself, and to swear: I know not this man of whom you speak.
72 And immediately a second time a cock crew. And Peter remembered the word as Jesus spoke to him: Before a cock shall have crowed twice, thou shalt deny me three times. And when he thought on it he wept.
1 And immediately in the morning, the chief priests, with the elders and the scribes, and the whole Sanhedrim having prepared counsel, bound Jesus and led him away, and delivered him to Pilate.
2 And Pilate asked him: Art thou the King of the Jews? And he answered and said to him: Thou sayest.
3 And the chief priests accused him of many things.
4 And Pilate again asked him: Answerest thou nothing? See of how many things they accuse thee,
5 But Jesus no longer answered any thing: so that Pilate wondered.
6 But at every feast he released to them one prisoner whom they chose.
7 And there was one called Barabbas bound with the insurgents who, in the insurrection, had committed murder.
8 And the multitude coming up began to ask that he would do as he was accustomed to do for them.
9 And Pilate answered them, saying: Will you that I release to you the King of the Jews?
10 For he knew that because of envy the chief priests had delivered him up.
11 But the chief priests instigated the multitude that he should rather release Barabbas to them.
12 And Pilate again answered and said to them: What then will you that I shall do with him whom you call King of the Jews?
13 They again cried out: Crucify him.
14 But Pilate said to them: Why, what evil has he done? But they cried out vehemently: Crucify him.
15 And Pilate, willing to satisfy the multitude, released to them Barabbas, and delivered Jesus, after he had scourged him, to be crucified.
16 And the soldiers led him away within the court, which is the Pretorium, and called together the whole band.
17 And they clothed him in purple, and having plaited a crown of thorns they put it on him:
18 And began to salute him: Hail, King of the Jews.
19 And they struck his head with a reed, and spit upon him, and bowing the knees they worshipped him.
20 And when they had derided him, they took of from him the purple, and put on him his own clothes. And they led him out to crucify him,
21 And they impressed one, Simon a Cyrenian, as he passed by coming from the country, the father of Alexander and Rufus, to bear his cross.
22 And they bring him to the place
23 And they gave him wine mingled with myrrh; but he did not receive it.
24 And they crucified him, and divided his garments among them, casting a lot on them what each should take.
25 And it was the third hour, and they crucified him.
26 And the superscription of his accusation written on him was, THE KING OF THE JEWS.
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27 And with him they crucify two robbers, one on his right and one on his left.
29 And they that passed by reviled him, wagging their heads and saying: Aha, thou that destroyest the temple and buildest it in three days,
30 Save thyself by coming down from the cross.
31 In like manner also the chief priests deriding among themselves with the scribes said: Others he saved, himself he cannot save.
32 Christ the King of Israel, let him now come down from the cross, that we may see and believe. And they that were crucified with him reproached him.
33 And when the sixth hour had come, there came a darkness over the whole land till the ninth hour.
34 And at the ninth hour Jesus cried with a loud voice: Eloi, Eloi, lema sabachthanei, which is, translated: My God, my God, why hast thou forsaken me?
35 And some of those that stood by, hearing it, said: Lo, he calls for Elijah.
36 But someone ran and filled a sponge with vinegar, and putting it on a reed, gave him to drink, saying: Wait, let us see if Elijah is coming to take him down.
37 But Jesus having uttered a loud cry expired.
38 And the veil of the temple was rent in two from top to bottom.
39 And the centurion that stood by opposite to him, seeing that he thus expired, said: Truly this man was the Son of God.
40 And there were women also looking on from a distance, among whom were Mary Magdalene, and Mary the mother of James the younger, and the mother of Jesus, and Salome;
41 Who, when he was in Galilee, followed him and
ministered to him; and many others came up with him to
42 And evening having now come, because it was the preparation, which is sabbath-eve,
43 Came Joseph who was of Arimathea, an honorable counsellor, who also himself was looking for the kingdom of God, and went in boldly to Pilate, and asked for the body of Jesus.
44 But Pilate wondered if he were already dead; and calling to him the centurion, he inquired if he had been dead any time;
45 And learning from the centurion, he gave the corpse to Joseph.
46 And he bought linen, took him down, wrapped him in the linen, and laid him in a sepulcher that had been hewed out of a rock, and rolled a stone to the door of the sepulcher.
47 And Mary Magdalene, and Mary the mother of Jesus saw where he was laid.
1 And when the sabbath had passed, Mary Magdalene and Mary the mother of James, and Salome bought spices, that they might come and anoint him.
2 And very early on the first of the week they came to the sepulcher, the sun having risen.
3 And they said among themselves: Who shall roll away for us the stone from the door of the sepulcher?
4 And looking up they see that the stone had been rolled away; for it was very great.
5 And they entered the sepulcher and saw a young man, sitting at the right side, clothed in a white robe; and they were amazed.
6 But he says to them: Be not amazed. You seek Jesus the Nazarene who was crucified; he has risen, he is not here: see the place where they laid him.
7 But go, tell his disciples, especially Peter, that he
goes before you into
8 And going out they fled from the sepulcher; for trembling and astonishment had seized them; and they said nothing to any one, for they were afraid.
According to Tischendorf, the remaining twelve verses were not written by Mark. Codex Sinaiticus and Vaticanus have them not. The learned reader can see the proof as given by Tischendorf. See, also, Tregelles and Alford.